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Rossie Young People’s Trust
3 Trustees


Rossie Young People's Trust, believe in the power of positive change and are on a mission to change the lives of young individuals facing challenges that many would rather turn away from. Their institution, Rossie Secure Accommodation Services, is a registered Scottish Charity and the trading arm of Rossie Young People’s Trust—one of the longest-established providers of children’s services in the UK, dating back to 1857. Their secure unit and special school provide a haven for children with traumatic histories, offering stability and a chance to alter life trajectories.

Rossie Secure Accommodation comprehensive services include care, education, health, and specialist interventions for approximately 36 young people aged 10-18 years. These young individuals have multiple and complex needs, and Rossie’s dedicated workforce, qualified and committed, delivers support in secure, residential, and close support environments. Their approach aligns closely with the principles of The Promise announced by the Scottish Government in 2020, following an Independent Care Review.


Why Become a Trustee at Rossie?

With a vision to strengthen their diversely skilled and committed Board, Rossie are seeking three dedicated individuals to join their Board of Trustees, playing a vital role in the stewardship of their institution.

Make a Difference: As a Trustee, you have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of young people who have faced abuse, trauma, health issues, or deprivation. Your commitment can help nurture and educate them, instilling belief and resilience.

Strong and Caring Leadership: We understand the importance of strong and caring leadership. By becoming a Trustee, you contribute to the governance that ensures the institution maintains the highest standards of excellence, providing the necessary support and challenge.

Commitment to Excellence: You'll be part of a team that believes in excellence in performance. Your willingness to ask questions, balance challenge and support, and contribute to good governance will be crucial in maintaining the high standards they set.

Patience, Resilience, and Passion: Changing young lives requires patience, resilience, and a passion for making the world a better place. If you have these qualities and a desire to contribute positively, we want to hear from you.


The Rossie Young People’s Trust are particularly interested in individuals with experience or expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Justice
  • Social Care

Some governance experience, whether in the private, public, or third sectors, is desirable, although not essential and induction support will be provided. Some understanding of the Scottish political scene, education system, and regulatory bodies would be beneficial. A genuine wish to improve the lives of young people is essential.


We encourage applications from all sectors, reflecting Rossie’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Further information is available at:

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at Rossie Young People’s Trust, get in touch with Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing Date: Monday 5th February

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